Webinar Three: 20C7506C
Recordings of this event will be made available on the NIC website on, or soon after, November 18, 2020.
This is a Series of three Webinars:
These webinars will be recorded and made available on the NIC website. Each of the webinar events contain valuable information regarding trauma in justice-involved populations, but participation in each event in the sequence is not required. Please note that this registration is for the last event on November 9. Participants who are unable to log on for the event, can access the webinar recordings for all of the webinars in the series when posted.
With increased awareness of the effects of stress, adversity, and trauma on people’s lives, criminal justice professionals are considering what this means in their correctional settings. There is growing evidence of the effects of child neglect and abuse (as well as other forms of traumatic stress) on the health, mental health, and behavior of men and women residing in jails and prisons. While research and clinical experience indicate that there is a high incidence of trauma and co-occurring problems among these groups, corrections professionals struggle to provide them with effective management and services. It is particularly challenging when many institutions have staff who are affected by trauma in their personal and work lives. Organizational stress and trauma create additional challenges in the environment and culture of the workplace. Moving from trauma informed to trauma responsive to implement trauma-informed care can be challenging. The webinar speakers have extensive experience in delivering trauma informed education and services to the men and women in the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as well as other state and local agencies nationally. This webinar series guides administrators and correctional staff through the process and will provide updated information and research.
The primary goals of this three-part webinar series are to:
- Provide criminal justice, mental health, and substance use treatment professionals with up-to-date information regarding trauma-informed care within the criminal justice system.
- Provide information on the lifelong effects of trauma, recovery needs, and implementation of trauma-focused treatment interventions (including research findings).
- Provide an outline for the process of becoming a trauma-informed organization.
- Maureen Buell, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections
- Stephanie Covington, Ph.D., LCSW, Co-Director, Center for Gender and Justice
- Nena Messina, Ph.D., Research Criminologist at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and President of Envisioning Justice Solutions, Inc.
Who Should Attend?
A wide audience can benefit from the webinar series including criminal justice officials, treatment program personnel, county and state mental health and social service professionals. The three-part program is also beneficial to existing treatment programs seeking to increase staff skills on gender-responsive and trauma-informed interventions in prisons, jails, and community corrections. Correctional staff may also benefit from the training to increase their understanding of the complex issues surrounding the supervision of incarcerated men and women with histories of trauma and abuse, as well as the potential effect of trauma on themselves.
How Do I Register?
Follow this link to register in NIC’s WebEx Event Center for webinar three 20C7506C:
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Who Do I Contact for More Information?
Maureen Buell, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections
Webinar Technical Contact
Leslie LeMaster, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections
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